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The official languages of Algeria are Arabic and Tamazight or Berber, as specified in its constitution since 1963 for the former and since 2016 for the latter. Berber has been recognized as a "national language" by constitutional amendment since 8 May 2002. In February, 2016, a constitutional resolution was passed making Berber an official language alongside Arabic. Algerian Arabic and Berber are the native languages of over 99% of Algerians, with Algerian Arabic spoken by about 72% and Berber by 27.4%. French, though it has no official status, is widely used in government, culture, media (newspapers) and education (from primary school), due to Algeria's colonial history. Kabyle, the most spoken Berber language in the country, is taught and partially co-official (with a few restrictions) in parts of Kabylie, which is a cultural, natural and historical region in northern Algeria. [1]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Arabic

Berber

French

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Arabic

Berber

French

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Arabic

Berber

French

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References[edit | edit source]


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Languages of Algeria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Algeria, accessed 3 April 2021.